All About Male Facelift Surgery –
Facelift surgery is no longer just for women! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 18,024 men underwent facelift surgery in the United States 2020. Visible signs of facial aging caused by a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck, are equally common among men and women. And, in fact, certain types of age-related facial issues – suck as “turkey neck” or “jowls” are even more prevalent among men than women.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports also indicates that face lifts for male patients increased by almost 20 percent from 2000 to 2020. One reason for this increase in male facelifts may be men’s heightened awareness of their appearance due to the recent surge in video conferencing – as well as selfies and social media posts. Seeing oneself on camera constantly can make it much harder to ignore the aging appearance created by saggy and drooping facial skin.
Additionally, many successful businessmen across a wide variety of professions are turning to facelift surgery so they can remain competitive in a youth-oriented job market. Still other middle-aged men may be re-entering the dating arena and don’t want to look like an “old man” when looking for new love.
Women’s vs. Men’s Facelifts
For women, loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck, can begin as early as age 35 – though it is more typical for lax facial skin to become problematic in the 40s. And while men’s skin generally ages about the same as women, they may not be bothered by a few lines or some laxity as early on as women are.
By age 50 drooping and lax skin typically becomes much more noticeable, and even the most expensive skin creams cannot prevent or correct the deepening skin folds, jowls and neck bands. This is often the age at which men decide to consider a facelift procedure. At AMAE plastic surgery in Birmingham, MI we have taken 10 years (or more!) off the faces of men in their 50s, 60s and even 70s.
The techniques of facelift procedure are typically the same for both sexes – and will depend more upon what the patient’s problem areas are, more than their gender. However, men’s skin and muscles are typically considerably thicker than women, thanks to Testosterone. So selecting a skilled plastic surgeon who has conducted hundreds of men’s facelifts, like Dr. Ali, will reveal the most spectacular results.
Facelift Techniques for Men
A “strong jaw” is associated with masculinity and male attractiveness. But loosening skin can cause jowls, or “turkey neck”, that make a man look old and tired rather than young and virile.
The good news is that facelifts are intended to target the mid and lower face – making it the perfect solution for restoring a man’s jaw to its strong, youthful shape. A neck lift can also be performed to tighten the loose skin in the neck, tighten the neck muscles, and help to better define the jawline. A facelift can also include tightening of the cheek and cheekbone area, if needed.
Years of stress and hard work can also result in a heavily furrowed or sagging brow, crow’s feet, and loose skin and bags around the eyes. A blepharoplasty surgery (eyelid lift) or a “brow lift” can be an effective component of a total facial rejuvenation to make a man’s eye area look young, rested and alive again!
Facelift Concerns of Men
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed facelifts on hundreds of men in the Birmingham, Michigan area. He understands that while the techniques may be the same as a woman’s facelift – certain issue are unique importance to many men.
For starters, most male patients want to be sure that their facelift will look completely “natural” and will not look like they have had surgery. This is a valid concern – and one of the main reasons men should invest in finding a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who has performed hundreds of facelifts on men.
Although surgeons with less training and less experience may offer cheaper surgery, they can leave men looking unnaturally stretched, uneven, or in worst-case scenarios with neurological or vision damage. Dr. Ali will leave you looking like a younger and more refreshed version of yourself – but no one will even know you had surgery.
Many male facelift patients are also extremely concerned about how much time they need to take off work – and how long it will take for them to look “normal” after surgery. Dr. Ali will carefully explain the recovery process for each facelift technique that is available, so that together you can select the procedure(s) that fit your aesthetic goals and your work schedule.
Mini or endoscopic facelift procedures, for example, may be a better option for men with only moderate laxity and less time to spare from work. However, men who are retired – but who have more severe facial drooping – may opt for a full facelift even though it requires a longer recovery time.
What Will My Facelift Look Like?
AMAE Plastic Surgery is among the first and only aesthetic practices in Michigan to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging during the patient’s facelift consultation. This revolutionary technology provides a three-dimensional, computerized image of the patient’s face from every angle that shows your surgical options – and the expected results – before your facelift. With Vectra 3D imaging you can literally see your facelift “before and after” before you commit to undergoing surgery!
Best Men’s Facelift Surgeon- Birmingham, MI
If you are considering a facelift, Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will offer you a discreet, no pressure consultation to explain your options, answer all of your questions, and help you select the facelift or other antiaging procedures that are right for you.
He is a board certified plastic surgeon, and one of the top facelift surgeons in Birmingham, MI and the entire Detroit area. Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of men i look younger and more attractive with facelift surgery. And, easy and convenient financing options are also available.